Cal State San Bernardino’s men’s basketball team finds itself in the fifth position in this week’s NCAA West Region poll, the organization announced Wednesday.
Defending NCAA champion Western Washington remains in the top spot, followed by Cal Poly Pomona, Seattle Pacific and Dixie State. Grand Canyon drops from fifth to sixth and Chaminade and Alaska-Anchorage make up the seventh and eight positions, respectively.
Chico State is ninth and San Francisco State 10th.
The NCAA will announce its 8-region, 64-team tournament field this Sunday at www.ncaasports.com. The conference tournament champions from the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA), Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) and Pac West Conference earn automatic NCAA tourney berths and the remaining five teams are at-large berths.
The Coyotes (19-7 overall) are in action Friday night when they play Chico State in the CCAA semifinals at Ontario’s Citizens Business Bank Arena. Tipoff is 8 p.m.
Tickets — which are $25, $15, $10, $7 (students) plus service fees — may be purchased online at the CCAA Basketball Championship Web page.
Parking at the Citizens Business Bank Arena is $10.
The arena is located at 4000 E. Ontario Center Parkway in Ontario.
Also, the tournament will be streamed live online at Liquid Event TV.
NCAA West Region Poll
March 6, 2012
School (Overall Record , In-Region Record)
1) Western Washington (23-1, 19-1)
2) Cal Poly Pomona (22-2, 22-2)
3) Seattle Pacific (21-3, 21-3)
4) Dixie State (19-6, 18-5)
5) COYOTES (18-6, 18-6)
6) Grand Canyon (20-6, 20-4)
7) Chaminade (16-6, 16-5)
8) Alaska Anchorage (15-7, 13-7)
9) Chico State (15-9, 15-9)
10) San Francisco State (15-11, 15-10)
Citizens Business Bank Arena – Ontario
Friday, March 8 (Semifinals)
- Noon – Chico State vs. Cal State L.A.
- 2:30 p.m. – UC San Diego vs. Cal State Monterey Bay
- 5:30 p.m. – Cal Poly Pomona vs. San Francisco State
- 8 p.m. – Coyotes vs. Chico State
- 5 p.m. – Women’s championship game
- 7:30 p.m. – Men’s championship game
For more information on the tournament, go to CCAA men basketball championship website.
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